The New Icelandic Heritage Museum is proud to be an active community member bringing historical, cultural and fun events to Gimli. But we cannot do it alone. There are many ways to support the museum. Here are a few.


An annual membership has all sorts of perks but the best is being ables to see all the exhibits whenever you want but also comes with discounts and special member only invitations.

Benefits of Membership

  • Discount on rental of the 
Lady of the Lake Theatre
    Our 60 seat theatre is equipped with 12 foot wide screen and an in-house surround sound system making it ideal for meetings, workshops or events.
  • Museum members receive a 50% discount on rental of the theatre and equipment and other museum facilities.
    Vikings Purse Gift Shop Discount
  • Museum members receive a 10% discount on all items in our museum gift shop. The gift shop features a wide array of merchandise and souvenirs.
  • Manitoba Signature Museums
    The New Iceland Heritage Museum is one of six Signature Museums in Manitoba. Your membership to one of these museums gives you free admission to all of the other Manitoba Signature Museums upon presentation of your membership card.

Membership Options

  • Individual or Senior
    One year of unlimited admission for you and one guest.
  • Family
    One year unlimited admission to the NIHM for two adults & their minor dependants.
  • Family Plus
    One year unlimited admission for two adults and passes for 10 guests.
  • Life Membership
    • For a donation of $500, the donor, and one guest, will have unlimited admission to displays at the Museum.
    • A plaque bearing the donor’s name will be added to the Donor Wall
    • “Book of Life” Member may contribute up to two pages (including photos) of family history to the Book of Life website.

Sign me up!

Donate – Reasons to Give

Each year we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses to meet our mission and provide services in our community.

Did you know that the museum houses and cares for over 3,000 artifacts, photographs, paintings, books and periodicals that have been donated by individuals and families over the past 43 years?

With these donations comes a public trust that these items representing the culture and history of the area will be preserved and cared for according to internationally accepted museum standards.

Why is that so important?

“One of my Ammas came to New Iceland at the age of 4 and lived to 109. The stories she told her grandchildren of her life in Gimli were so different from anything we had ever experienced. At one point my Afi had tuberculosis and had to leave home for treatment. She was left with $5 in her pocket and nine children to feed while he was gone. But she survived and thrived, and so did our family and her stories.”

That’s why I give to the Museum.

Your memories and the stories that were told to you are just as important. Without the museum, who will tell these stories? With your help, we can do so much more. Together we can continue to build and maintain these bridges to the past.

How can you give?

Contact the museum to see how you might contribute or simply click on the donate now button at the top of your screen. Thank you for your ongoing support.


The museum could not run without it’s volunteers.  If you have time or expertise that you are willing to share we would love to talk with you.

Julianna Roberts, Executive Director
Phone: (204) 642-4001

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